Lesson 13: In Whose Honor? | kpedu2130 (2022)


View the video clip provided in this lesson entitled "In Whose Honor?". Read the two handouts associated with this lesson. Some of the discussion questions can be answered by reading the handouts. Compose and post a new message in the lesson discussion area.


In your message, compose and post at least one paragraph or more per question and answer the questions concerning the video "In Whose Honor" listed below.

When the trustees and fans say that the portrayal of Chief Illiniwek is honorable, do you think they're sincere?

I would like to believe that the fans and the trustees were being honest. I don't believe that the fans and the trustees mean to offend anyone. I don't think that the people ever thought of the Indian mascot to bother anyone. I also think that the issue is not really an issue. The reason I say that is no one was trying to hurt anyone's feeling on purpose when making the masco.

Who do you think should have the final say on whether something is prejudiced? Should it come down to whatever the target group thinks, so that people of color have the final say with respect to racism, women have the final say with sexism, and so forth?

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I believe no one group should be able to say something is prejudice. I believe there should be more than one point of view on an issue. I also believe that if there is something really wrong that more than one group will stand up and make a different. I also believe that problems should be looked at more carefully before labeling it races or prejudice.

Can you imagine any other religious or spiritual figure being used at a half time event? If a rabbi or a priest wouldn't be acceptable, why is an Indian chief or a medicine man okay?

I can't imagine a priest as a mascot for a football team. The reason I cannot imagine a priest being a mascot is it's not mascot worthiness in my eyes. I believe a mascot must show strength and dangerous but brave. In the public eyes and my eyes I see the Indian as strong, dangerous and brave. This is why schools use the Indian as a mascot.

Why do you think caricatures such as Little Black Sambo and the Frito Bandito were banished long ago while the Cleveland Indian logo remains?

There are a few reason that the others mascots were banished. One of the reasons is the other mascots did not have a much support like the other team. I also believe that money has a lot to do with all of this. The reason the logo is remain is that the fans also have a say in the situation in a way. Then you have to think of how it would affect the production and sales if you banished the logo. Like I said, money helps everyone with choices.

At one point in the film, there's a poster with four pennants (the Pittsburgh Negroes, Kansas City Jews, San Diego Caucasians, and Cleveland Indians), with the line "Maybe now you know how Native Americans feel." Is there a double standard when it comes to Indian mascots, and if so, why does it exist?

I don’t think that there is a double standard at all. With what I understand about the statement, there is no double standard. All I can gather from this is that others like the Pittsburgh Negroes and the others know how it feels to be judge. The only thing I can get from this is that they made the point that they are not the only group that has had a hard time in the world.

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Do you notice Indian names and stereotypes, or have you become deadened to them? For instance, when you see a TV commercial or magazine advertisement for Jeep Grand Cherokee, do you make the connection that Cherokee is the name of an Indian nation?

I don't notice Indians names.. I do notice some stereotypes thou. I can tell if someone is in to Goth or if a person is a redneck. I believe that I have become numb to the issue of the Indians thou. The reason I have become numb to the Indian issues, Is because there is no issues about Indian where I live. I never thought of the Jeep Grand Cherokee as anything but a jeep. The first reason that I have never thought about how the Jeep having the name Cherokee in it, is because I don’t pay attention to advertisement or the commercials.

If you don't notice the use of a racial stereotype, is that a form of racism?

If a person does not have the knowledge of a racial stereotype, then it cannot be races. I believe that if a person does not notice a form of a racial stereotype then it is not even a problem. I think that people are over emotional and want to make things appear to be wrong, like the Indian mascot. I do not see anything to be races about the Indian mascot. I can understand that some people may see things negative and races, like the mascots, but in the end I see it as a mascot and nothing more.

Is there a difference between calling a team the "Redskins" and calling them other derogatory names?

To me the word Redskins are to different levels of rudeness. I think that there is a different between the word Redskins and other names. The reason I think there is a different between the two words is one is more offensive to me. An example would I do not like the word Nigger to be used at all. I believe that the word Redskin does not bother me because I do not hear it where I live.

Is the use of Indian mascots in schools a form of legalized discrimination against a minority group?

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I do not believe that the form of an Indian mascot is a form of a legalized discrimination. Therefor I don’t believe any group is being discriminate if a mascot is an Indian. The reason a Indian mascot is not discriminating against a group is that people do not use the mascot in that form. Believe schools use mascots like Indians to be different and to tell other school they are tough and strong.

Why do you think it's so important to Illinois fans, alumni, and trustees to retain Chief Illiiwek as their mascot?

I honestly believe that the fans, trustees and alumni have a connation with the mascot. What I mean by connation is that the fans have become emotionally involved. Yes, I understand that sound crazy, but you have to remember this is football. I believe if someone changed the Georgia football mascot that there would be riots and other bad stuff that would happen. I also believe that people are upset that a group of people would think about them and there mascot as being racist.

One of the handouts discusses a "positive racial sterotype" - Is there such a thing as a "Positive Racial Sterotype"? Describe.

I believe that in some people eyes there is such a thing as a positive racial stereotype. I believe there is such thing is some situation. I do not believe that the Indian mascot is a positive racial stereotype. The reason I do not think that the Indian mascot is a positive racial stereotype is that I don’t think of the Indian mascot as being a stereotype.


I believe that this lesson was very interesting to me. I was surprised to find out that people were upset over a mascot. I would love to have my school mascot as an Indian. I also found it interesting that there is such a thing as positive racial stereotyping. To me, there is such a thing, but I would take the word racial out. I also thought the video was very educational and somewhat helpful to me.

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Research Question

What makes an individual prejudice?

Research Analysis

Prejudice is ubiquitous; it affects all of us—majority group members as well as minority. People are prejudiced against many aspects of identity: nationality, ethnicity, gender, sexual preference, religion, appearance, physical state, and even professions and hobbies. Prejudice is dangerous, fostering negative consequences from lowered self-esteem to genocide. Prejudice stems from a deeper psychological need, associated with a particular way of thinking. People who aren’t comfortable with ambiguity and want to make quick and firm decisions are also prone to making generalizations about others.

Research Summary

Many people are found to be prejudice. I feel that prejudice shouldn’t exist. The reason being is God gave us this place on earth and gave us our unique character. We shouldn’t strive to be like someone else or as someone who we are not God made each individual how he wanted. I believe this world would be in such a better place if there were less prejudice around today.


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What is the main point of Matthew chapter 13? ›

Matthew 13

First, Jesus describes the different responses a person can have toward knowledge of the kingdom of heaven and their consequences. The Lord then told a parable about a farmer whose field had been sown with both wheat and weeds.

What is the meaning of Matthew 13 44? ›

Explanation and Commentary of Matthew 13:44

The image here is striking and conveys that there is nothing more important for a man or woman than to discover this treasure, and then trade it. To be in anyone's kingdom is to come under their rule and reign, their lordship.

What do the parables in Matthew 13 teach us? ›

Jesus Christ used the parables found in Matthew 13 to teach truths about the kingdom of heaven, which is the Church, including the eventual Apostasy and latter-day Restoration (see Bible Dictionary, “Kingdom of heaven or kingdom of God,” “Parables”).

What does Bible say about Matthew 13? ›

Bible Gateway Matthew 13 :: NIV. Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat in it, while all the people stood on the shore. Then he told them many things in parables, saying: "A farmer went out to sow his seed.

What is the meaning of the parable? ›

parable. noun [ C ] /ˈpær.ə.bəl/ us. /ˈper.ə.bəl/ a short, simple story that teaches or explains an idea, especially a moral or religious idea.

What reason did Jesus give for speaking in parables? ›

Through speaking in parables, Jesus grants understanding to those who are seeking after Him – revealing truth to those who are willing to listen and thoughtfully consider what He has to say. Conversely, those whose hearts are hardened against Him have the truth hidden from them.

What does Kingdom of Heaven mean in Matthew 13? ›

Thought to be the main content of Jesus's preaching in the Gospel of Matthew, the "kingdom of heaven" described "a process, a course of events, whereby God begins to govern or to act as king or Lord, an action, therefore, by which God manifests his being-God in the world of men."

What is hidden treasure meaning? ›

uncountable noun. Treasure is a collection of valuable old objects such as gold coins and jewels that has been hidden or lost. [...] [literary] See full entry.

What are the seven parables in Matthew 13? ›

Matthew 13:18–23 = Parable of the Sower explained (Mark 4:1–20; Luke 8:4–15) Matthew 13:24–30 = Parable of the Tares (Mark 4:26–29) Matthew 13:31–32 = Parable of the Mustard Seed (Mark 4:30–32; Luke 13:19–21) Matthew 13:33–35 = Parable of the Leaven (Luke 13:20–21)

What is the common concept or idea in the parable of the mustard seed and yeast? ›

The parable of the mustard seed also describes how God's Kingdom grows in the life of each believer. When a person puts his trust in Jesus, the Holy Spirit comes to live within. This is similar to the mustard seed being planted in the ground. No one can see it from the outside, but it is within the believer.

Who does the sower represent in the parable of the sower? ›

Jesus later explains to his disciples that the seed represents the Gospel, the sower represents anyone who proclaims it, and the various soils represent people's responses to it.

What is the Kingdom of God in parables? ›

Later in the gospels, Jesus gives Peter, and even later the rest of the disciples, the “keys of the kingdom.” In the synoptic gospels (Matthew, Mark and Luke), the Kingdom of God is how Jesus invites people into salvation.

What does it mean to sow seeds spiritually? ›

If we sow to ourselves, we may as well give up on life everlasting. God has appointed us to carry our sowing into His field. Our work is to serve mankind. Paul says again: “As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith” (Gal.

Why is the word of God compared to a seed? ›

Alma said the word of God (scripture) is like a seed that must be planted and nourished (fed). Connect the seeds to see what they will become when planted. Now connect the dots around Jesus and the scriptures to see where we should plant His teachings.

What is the power of seed? ›

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What is the moral of the parable? ›

The moral lesson of the Parable of the Talents is that we are to use and grow our gifts from God (blessings) for His glory.

What are the 5 parables? ›

Examples of the Parables of Jesus
  • “Parable of the Sower” - Matthew 13:3-8.
  • “Parable of the Weeds” - Matthew 13:24-30.
  • “Parable of the Mustard Seed” - Matthew 13:31-32.
  • “Parable of the Yeast” - Matthew 13:33.
  • “Parable of the Hidden Treasure” - Matthew 13:44.
  • “Parable of the Pearl” - Matthew 13:45-46.

How do you explain what a parable is to a child? ›

A parable is a short and simple story that has a moral or spiritual lesson that can be learnt from it.

What does love your neighbor as yourself really mean? ›

A version of the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

What is the importance of parables? ›

The importance of the parables can hardly be overestimated. They comprise a substantial part of the recorded preaching of Jesus. The parables are generally regarded by scholars as among the sayings which we can confidently ascribe to the historical Jesus; they are, for the most part, authentic words of Jesus.

What does parable mean in the Bible? ›

: a simple story that teaches a moral lesson.

What is the difference between the kingdom of God and the kingdom of heaven in the Bible? ›

Kingdom of God, also called Kingdom Of Heaven, in Christianity, the spiritual realm over which God reigns as king, or the fulfillment on Earth of God's will. The phrase occurs frequently in the New Testament, primarily used by Jesus Christ in the first three Gospels.

How do you get into the kingdom of heaven? ›

It is a divine warning from the teachings of Jesus Christ that one must be prepared to enter into the kingdom of heaven and must have the light of life that is made possible through following Jesus Christ.

What is the relationship between the church and the kingdom of God? ›

The Kingdom of God that has broken into history in Jesus Christ continues to act through the Holy Spirit. The Church is the result of God's action through his Spirit.

How is the kingdom of God like the treasure or pearl of great price? ›

The kingdom of God is likened to a treasure buried in a field and to a fine pearl. One has to sell everything so that the person can buy the field and the finest pearl. If one has found the thing that the person is seeking, one will do what he or she can in order to have what that person wants in life.

Why did the rich man hides his treasure in the field? ›

Gregory the Great: " Otherwise; The treasure hidden in the field is the desire of heaven; the field in which the treasure is hidden is the discipline of heavenly learning; this, when a man finds, he hides, in order that he may preserve it; for zeal and affections heavenward it is not enough that we protect from evil ...

What are spiritual treasures? ›

It's the tangible manifestation of wealth; be that money, possessions, material things, physical pleasures, etc. Lifetimes are spent trying to store up these earthly treasures. Matthew's point, as is mine, is that spiritual treasures, those of faith and knowledge, those of truth are also easily stored.

What is the most famous parable in Matthew? ›

The Sower

What lesson do we learn from the parable of the mustard seed? ›

The mustard seed was the smallest seed, but it grew into a huge plant. This is Mark's third parable of growth. In this parable, Jesus teaches that although the Kingdom of God started small, with Jesus and the disciples, it would grow and spread across the world to unlimited numbers of followers.

What does the Mustard Seed symbolize? ›

Luck. In many cultures, mustard seeds are symbols of luck and are often used as gifts.

What is the meaning of the mustard seed? ›

The Parable of the Mustard Seed Meaning - YouTube

Why is the kingdom of God important? ›

God's Kingdom is a place where He places His servants in order to see the world as He does and serve in His Kingdom. His Kingdom, also known as “the House that God built,” is a place that always has pressing needs and it is important for Christians to understand their “calling” in God's Kingdom.

What are the two types of parable? ›

Types of Parables
  • Similes. The shortest type of a parable is a simile, a simple comparison utilized throughout literature with "like" or "as" being the transitory word.
  • Similitude. ...
  • Extended Comparisons. ...
  • Narrative Parables. ...
  • Example Stories. ...
  • Non-Christian Parables.

How do you sow seeds for God? ›

We all are called to sow seeds by faith because this is what Jesus did in His lifetime.
Sowing seeds by faith
  1. RECOGNIZE that God is your source. God will use many different things to supply our needs — such as jobs, doctors, friends and even family. ...
  2. GIVE FIRST so that it may be given back to you. ...
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How do you sow seeds to change your life? ›


What does seed represent in Bible? ›

A man went out to sow grain. The man represents God and the seed is His message. Just as a planted seed starts to grow, the word of God starts to deepen and grow within a person.

How do you plant the Word of God in your heart? ›

In order for the Word of God to grow in our hearts it must be planted in the right soil and then carefully cultivated with prayer, meditation, memorization and reflection.

Why is the Bible like a mirror? ›

Steve Evans summarizes Kierkegaard's insight: “The fundamen- tal purpose of God's Word is to give us true self-knowledge; it is a real mirror, and when we look at ourselves properly in it we see ourselves as God wants us to see ourselves.

What does it mean to be planted by God? ›

When we are planted in the house of God, it's like a tree being planted in the best possible place and the most fertile soil. Psalm 1:2-3 says, “Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with mockers.

What is the process of sowing? ›

Sowing is a process of planting seeds into the soil. During this agricultural process, proper precautions should be taken, including the appropriate depth, proper distance maintained, and soil should be clean, healthy and free from disease and other pathogens including fungus.

Do not underestimate the power of planting a seed? ›

“We cannot force someone to listen to a message they are not ready to receive. But we must never underestimate the power of planting a seed”
  • Jean-François Millet, Des glaneuses, 1857 – Courtesy Musèe d'Orsay. ...
  • Jean-François Millet, The Sower, 1850 – Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts Boston.
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